Ryan Studer

Ryan S.

Los Angeles, CA

About Ryan S.

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Ryan teaches: Ages 5 and up
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Teaching since: March 2008
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Experienced cello, drum, piano, and guitar player of 20 years. Has a MFA degree in music composition + a BFA in music performance. Recorded professionally for tv shows such as "Glee," "Entertainment Tonight," and "Extra." Also records for "Sonoton Recordings." Currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Teaches locally, in-studio, or online. Occasionally travels to Japan to perform + teach.

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Session Cellist

Mar 2013 - Jan 2015
Sonoton Recordings, Atrium Recordings

Freelance recordings/cues for composers under Sonoton and Atrium Recordings. Recordings were included in television programs such as "Extra," "Extreme Makeover," and "Entertainment Tonight."

Cellist for "Glee"

Oct 2010 - Nov 2014
Paramount Pictures

Performed on "Glee" for three seasons.

Session Cellist

Jun 2009 - Feb 2011
Immediate Music / Trailer Music Live Orchestra

Recorded for Immediate's trailer music library + performed tracks from Immediate Music with "Trailer Music Live" orchestra in 2009.


Bachelor of Fine Arts

Sep 2008 - May 2012
California Institute of the Arts

High School Diploma

Sep 2004 - May 2008
Alexander Hamilton High School

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency
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13 Reviews on Ryan S.

Dat T. Aug 27, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Ryan is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I had a great time learning guitar from him. Make sure you tell him what your goals are so he can help you achieve them.
Michael A. Aug 12, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Great job. I think Ryan is what I needed.
Robert Charles Apr 3, 2016
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Well I'm in my second year of cello and Ryan has been a tremendous and very positive part of it!! His attention and feedback have always been positive and he pushes me to challenge myself which I love. I'm so grateful to have found Ryan and I look forward to every lesson! I plan on having him as my teacher for as long as I can and highly suggest to anyone looking to learn the cello to try him out. You'll be as happy as I am that you did!!
TANEISHA C. Jan 8, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Ryan is Awesome! He is very patient with my 9yr old. We've been taking drum lessons for a little over 2 months and my son already knows how to read sheet music, and even learned to play a few songs. I am very impressed! Ryan is very encouraging and positive during the lessons. My son leaves with a sense of motivation and confidence after every lesson! As long as he keeps his interest in playing drums, we will certainly stick with Ryan. Thanks, Ryan!!!
Nina K. Dec 13, 2015
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Ryan was great. He put to ease a nervous almost 8 year old and was very skilled at playing her music "on tap." He hadn't seen some of the music until the lesson but you would never know it. He picked out many great things in her playing that made the overall piece sound better and more developed. We're looking forward to our next lesson.
Rita N. Nov 13, 2015
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Ryan is a great teacher. He is very patient with my 9 year old son Max who is new to the cello. Max looks forward to his weekly lessons and Ryan is doing a fabulous job at helping him keep up with his fellow Cello players at school.
Max has requested a longer lesson time which is a good sign he is beginning to feel more confidant.
Ryan is very professional and shows that he really cares about Max's progress. My husband and I were unsure if Cello lessons online would work but everything is going smoothly so far...Plus it's much more convenient.
Clara J. Nov 5, 2015
Cello · Online
Verified Student
He is very encouraging. He finds pieces that will challenge. He has been a wonderful teacher.
AARYA Sep 7, 2015
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Ryan did a great job with his lessons..was very helpful to tutor a piece on very short notice.
Robert Charles Jun 14, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Ryan was great!! He took the time to find out what my level of knowledge was and we took off from there. I like the fact that he has his cello and plays along to help guide the student. I'm looking forward to my next lesson and all the practice time!!
Cesar P. May 11, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
I'm very glad I found Ryan. I was a bit hesitant to take cello lessons because I'm a male in my mid 20s, I've never played, and I was intimidated by the whole idea. Ryan makes it fun and stress-free, he's very patient, and most importantly - he cares! I know he cares about my progress because he proactively met with me on a non-lesson day so that I could tape up my cello and repair the broken string in order to have enough time to practice. I'm very comfortable with Ryan as my instructor and I look forward to my continued progress through his excellent guidance.
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